Here’s the baked cupcake. Doesn’t this look so much like a kitty already?
Frost the cupcakes with readymade or homemade buttercream frosting.
Next, decorate the cat’s face with anything you like. Here’s what we used…
Licorice and rainbow striped Airhead Sour Belts for whiskers, dragees and chocolate cheerios for eyes, chocolate jimmies or sprinkles for the mouth, pink candy-coated sunflower seeds for the nose, and round pink sprinkles for ears.
We used small scissors to cut the triangle shapes for the ears and to make the white cat’s whiskers.
For the whiskers, we cut out a triangle of Airhead Sour Belt. Then, we snipped along one side of the triangle to make flaps and cut away every other flap. Make one for the left whisker and one for the right.
Brooke’s Solar System Cake… made with cake pop planets, raisin asteroids, and a giant 10″ sun cake that floated above the board with real lights.
Brooke’s a really cool kid, and we’re so happy we could be a part of her birthday celebration!
Last summer when I came across one, I finally asked what it was for…
A while ago I made a cake for Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, to present at a 500 person gala in the Whale Room at the Museum of Natural History. The cake was commissioned to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Animal Medical Center (AMC).
[3d model of cake concept]
Ina chose the theme –Noah’s Ark. I though it would be fun if the cake included only animals that are actually treated at AMC … in other words, any animal that fits into a NYC taxi!
[working on the cookies]
[ Kate helping with cake]
We also made 500 hand painted cat and dog cookies as party favors – and tied them with Barefoot Contessa ribbon for the event.
In April, Ina invited me to her barn in East Hampton to be to be a guest on one of her tv episodes – How The Cookie Crumbles. I demonstrated how I ice and decorate a really simple dog cookie and Ina did it along with me. It was fun!!
(Click here to see part one of the video)
Recent cakes by Dena Paige-Fischer with Baked Ideas.